People are gossiping. For example, Tongues wagged when another police car was parked in front of their house, or Their arrival in a stretch limousine set the neighbors' tongues wagging. This metaphoric expression transfers the rapid movement of the tongue to idle or indiscreet chatter. [Late 1500s]
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How to use tongues wag in a sentence
May they all stand in a puddle and stick their tongues in a Prius charge port.
One wag joked that Liberty was the only university where football players and nerds got the same amount of sex.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College|Michael Daly|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were young men educated in foreign tongues, but few in carpentry or in mechanical or architectural drawing.College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School|Michael S. Roth|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Saddam especially liked to order tongues and ears cut off.Saddam’s Former Deputy, the Red Skull of Baghdad, Still at Large in Iraq and Allied With ISIS|Jacob Siegel, Christopher Dickey|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The first cover-up of the de Blasio administration,” one wag joked.
Monsieur,” growls the baron, “stone walls have ears, you say if only they had tongues; what tales these could tell!Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
"I bought them boots to wear only when I go into genteel society," said one of the codfish tribe, to a wag, the other day.
While a one-step was in full swing some would-be wag suddenly turned off all the lights.Uncanny Tales|Various
A distinguished wag about town says, the head coverings the ladies wear now-a-days, are barefaced false hoods.
If all the world did not wag his way, so much the worse for cold-blooded mercenary superfluous beings.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton